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India’s invisible catastrophe: fears over spread of Covid-19 into poor rural areas 

Country is entering a dangerous new phase of rising infections in small towns and villages with limited access to healthcareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhere better to seek sanctuary from a virus roaring through a crowded metropolis than a remote mountainside with views of the Himalayas?This was the reasoning that prompted Lal […]

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Coronavirus: Hundreds gather in Madrid for anti-mask protest 

Crowds gathered in the Spanish capital on Sunday to protest against the mandatory use of face masks.

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Russia Registers Coronavirus Vaccine Despite International Skepticism, Putin’s Daughter Inoculated 

(MOSCOW) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and has proven efficient, offering a lasting imm […]

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Canada Goose loss deepens as coronavirus shutters stores 

The company bolstered its direct-to-consumer strategy, increasing investment in e-commerce, and will concentrate its store openings in mainland China, where business appears to be recovering at a faster pace from COVID-19.

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New Zealand records new virus cases after 102-day streak without local transmission 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a new round of lockdown restrictions were necessary because the source of the new infections remained unclear.

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Coronavirus: Belgium beach brawl prompts call to limit visitors 

Government says it will not cancel trains to seaside after dozens are involved in fightCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBelgium’s government has ruled out cancelling trains to the seaside after a weekend beach brawl prompted local mayors to call for limits on visitors to the coast.Local politicians across Belgium’s 40-mile (65km) s […]

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‘Economic tsunami’: US cities and states hit by Covid-19 face dire budget cuts 

State and local governments facing deep shortfalls wrestle with the devastating economic impact of the coronavirusEvery day, New Yorkers throw out 10,000 tons of trash – a third of which is food and yard scraps that could skip the incinerators and landfills and be turned into compost.Over the last several years, a curbside pick-up program allowed New Yorkers […]

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Debenhams to cut 2,500 jobs after taking hit from coronavirus lockdown 

Struggling department store chain announces fresh round of redundancies and warns trading is ‘clearly a long way from returning to normal’

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Economic Report: Wholesale prices surge 0.6%, but don’t be fooled: Inflation no threat to the economy 

The wholesale cost of U.S. goods and services posted the biggest increase in July in nearly two years, led by higher oil prices, but inflationary pressures in the economy were still largely invisible owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tim Cook joins the billionaire club as Apple nears $2tn valuation 

Apple has thrived under Cook’s leadership with the iPhone X and a move into subscription TVApple chief executive Tim Cook has joined the billionaire club as the iPhone maker is poised to become the US’s first $2tn company.Apple’s performance has so far proved to be coronavirus-proof, crushing Wall Street expectations in each of the last two quarters, and pus […]

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US stocks open higher, pushing S&P 500 near all-time record 

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, pushing the S&P 500 ever closer to the all-time high it reached back in February, before the coronavirus shutdowns slammed the economy

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Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State? 

View NPR’s maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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Putin says Russia registers first coronavirus vaccine without providing evidence 

Unlike similar vaccines being developed elsewhere, Russia has moved ahead with approving a version before completing so-called phase 3 clinical trials.

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Coronavirus US: study shows 97,000 children tested positive in last two weeks of July – live updates 

New data shows huge uptick in infections of childrenUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Trump’s coronavirus relief orders described as ‘laughable’ by Andrew CuomoAlex Azar praises Taiwan’s Covid-19 response during rare visitSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.18pm BST Donald Trump has denied that his team ever approached […]

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UK coronavirus live: education secretary says Covid-19 unlikely to spread in classrooms 

Gavin Williamson says plans for school reopening guided by evidence of little transmission Little evidence Covid spreads in schools, says Gavin WilliamsonCoronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed Covid casesLockdown reduces cases of flu, colds and bronchitis in EnglandGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 12.15pm BST More than half of UK workers […]

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